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    Newbie with a new to me 02' Wrx

    Hey my names mike and I just bought my dream car, a 2002 subaru wrx here is my story so far.

    Long story short, I found this baby on craigslist for $3500 with a rod knock and the night I bought it she finally went kaboom. Ended up finding a car in Lookout, CA for $1000 it was totally and posted to having good running motor, after the 4 hour drive we get there after loosing a tire on the trailer going 60mph on the freeway(Thanks god for tandem axel trailers.). Me and my buddy ended up going half and half on the car so $500 each and I payed the $140 in gas. We got back and pulled the motor and I transported it over to my house and finally got it swapped in yesterday.

    Needless to say the motor has bent valves and is now sitting in a shop waiting to get my old heads from the rod knock motor put onto the good block. So as it sits im $4200 into the car and will be around $5200 after the shop bill which I consider still a good deal due to the fact these things go for $7500-$10,000 in my area.

    Future mods:
    -Catless uppipe
    -Full catless turbo back exhaust
    -Sti Tmic or a fmic
    -Tuned by jack
    -Tinted windows
    -Lots and lots of suspension work (gotta make her grip like a mofo before I add the power)
    -Sti trunk and wing
    -Sti replica hood scoop
    -New wheels and tires
    -Rally armor mud flaps
    -Roof rack for bikesss
    -Sti Gauge cluster
    -Full Sti Interior
    -Some day a Full sti drivetrain swap with mild build 350-400awhp
    In other words I want to have a bugeye "sti"

    Okay now on to pictors ill stop talking and dreaming...

    We ended up getting pictures of my car half hour before she died here they are, more to come along with a nice build once my car gets back = D

    Last but not least how the night ended:

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    goodluck this is a good site to get info from welcome and enjoy
    278whp 286tq blouch 16g @ 17.5psi
    "My 02 wagon build"
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    WRX wagon MAFIA #68

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    Medford, Oregon
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    where are you at in oregon? Tuned by Jack? As in Jack Friend?

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    Im in medford, I believe i have seen your car before. And yes when I have it tuned for stage 2 It will be done by jack friend.

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